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Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 14, 2016 4:39 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
15 hour(s), 53 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jon Stippick
Species
125 species total
X
Canada Goose
X
Mute Swan
6
Wood Duck
X
Mallard
X
American Black Duck
2
Wild Turkey

Individuals, upland trails

X
Mourning Dove
3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
9
Common Nighthawk

4 in AM, 5 in PM. I heard them peenting first. Then flushed one accidentally from a shrimp. In the pm they hawking bugs from headlight shine.

9
Chuck-will's-widow

5 calling, 4 seen by headlamp "eye shine"

2
Eastern Whip-poor-will

Last birds of the day.

X
Chimney Swift
3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7
Clapper Rail
8
American Oystercatcher
X
Black-bellied Plover
X
Semipalmated Plover
X
Whimbrel
X
Ruddy Turnstone

Turtle cove beach

X
Dunlin
X
Least Sandpiper
1
White-rumped Sandpiper

North dike. With a group of semi-sand. Size difference, streaked sides and white rump were clear.

X
Semipalmated Sandpiper
X
Short-billed Dowitcher
3
Spotted Sandpiper
X
Greater Yellowlegs
X
Willet
1
Bonaparte's Gull

Found at the end of the day roosting on gull island at south dike.

X
Laughing Gull
3
Ring-billed Gull

Gull island, south dike

X
Herring Gull
X
Great Black-backed Gull
4
Gull-billed Tern

North and south dike

2
Caspian Tern

South dike, then gull tower

X
Forster's Tern
35
Black Skimmer
1
Common Loon

In the bay, scoped from south dike tower

X
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Least Bittern

Heard only from bridge at entrance.

8
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
X
Snowy Egret
2
Little Blue Heron

Adult and juvenile scoped from gull tower

8
Black-crowned Night-Heron
75
Glossy Ibis
1
Black Vulture

Scoped from miles away. I watched this bird through the scope for 5 minutes while it soared high in the sky to confirm ID from such a distance. Short tail, gray wing tips and bowed wings were eventually detected.

6
Turkey Vulture
X
Osprey
2
Northern Harrier

Adult male from south dike, juvenile from south dike.

3
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

North dike

1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl

Called shortly after daybreak from the west of wildlife drive

1
Belted Kingfisher

From the road that leads to gull tower. I was sitting in my car waiting out rain and for BC Nightheron to leave roost. Kingfisher rattle call from trees along the road.

5
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker

Woods adjacent visitors center

1
Hairy Woodpecker

Near the end of wildlife drive. Heard then seen.

1
Northern Flicker

Along woodland edge of big field in NW corner of wildlife drive

1
Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine tower

1
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Seen only

X
Great Crested Flycatcher
7
Eastern Kingbird
6
White-eyed Vireo
3
Blue-headed Vireo

Woods adjacent visitor center, getting late

2
Warbling Vireo

I was rather surprised seeing these. I refound them to be double sure of ID. I've never had them here. Along Jens pond trail.

9
Red-eyed Vireo
3
Blue Jay

It took a concentrated effort to find a Bluejay! Finally around 5pm I found one near Jens pond

X
American Crow
X
Fish Crow
8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
X
Purple Martin
X
Tree Swallow
3
Bank Swallow
X
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow

I was not expecting this species. It flew low, directly overhead on north dike around 6am. When the bird was coming at me, head-on in bright morning light, I caught a glimpse of rust color, naked eye. I watched closely as it approached expecting another Barn Swallow. Directly over head I clearly saw a dark throat and square tail. I got it in the bins as it continued and confirmed ID

X
Carolina Chickadee
X
Tufted Titmouse
4
House Wren
X
Marsh Wren
3
Carolina Wren
X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Eastern Bluebird

Sitting on the fence near visitor center

3
Wood Thrush
X
American Robin
X
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher

Western portion of wildlife drive

5
European Starling
2
Cedar Waxwing

1 at Jens pond clear cut area, another at parking area

6
House Finch

Visitor center

X
American Goldfinch
X
Chipping Sparrow
X
Field Sparrow

Many singing in the morning at field at NW of wildlife drive

2
White-throated Sparrow

Western portion of wildlife drive

X
Seaside Sparrow
5
Savannah Sparrow

North dike

4
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

Seen from as close as 10ft away through binoculars, unobstructed. In view for several minutes. Buff breast and malar were brighter than I've ever seen for Lincoln's Sparrow, almost orange. Dark streaks on breast. Seen on western portion of Wildlife Dr. foraging through Oaks and Cherries.

3
Swamp Sparrow
X
Eastern Towhee
35
Bobolink

Field in NW corner of wildlife drive

3
Orchard Oriole

Western portion of wildlife drive

1
Baltimore Oriole

Western portion of wildlife drive

X
Red-winged Blackbird
X
Brown-headed Cowbird
X
Common Grackle
X
Ovenbird
3
Blue-winged Warbler

All in woods at parking area

10
Black-and-white Warbler

Throughout refuge

X
Common Yellowthroat

EVERYWHERE!!

11
American Redstart
9
Northern Parula
14
Magnolia Warbler

Very abundant today, likely many more. Every wooded area that I found warblers, there was a Magnolia.

1
Bay-breasted Warbler

Male. Jens Trail. Excellent views. I watched it for 10 minutes before moving on.

1
Blackburnian Warbler

Jens pond trail in the afternoon. Flew across trail and landed in a low oak and foraged in plain view

X
Yellow Warbler
25
Blackpoll Warbler

The most abundant migrant warbler

11
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Singing from every woodland

5
Pine Warbler
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Black-throated Green Warbler
1
Canada Warbler

Found right after Blackburnian on Jens pond trail. It hoped up from the ground to a shrub about 3 ft high. It was only in view for about 5 seconds but it was close and allowed an excellent look through binoculars.

1
Wilson's Warbler

One the last birds of the day, as it started raining, I found it along the little overgrown pond behind visitor center, opposite side of weather station. It jumped out of the shrubs in response to phishing, showing its black cap clearly.

3
Scarlet Tanager

1st was actually a couple hundred yards out in the marsh along north dike

X
Northern Cardinal
1
Blue Grosbeak

Field in NW corner of wildlife drive

 

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